twig blight


noun Plant Pathology.

blight affecting the twigs of a plant.

Origin of twig blight

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for twig blight

  • Twig-blight is the most common manifestation of the disease.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
  • No other disease of the pear brings on such palpable destruction to the tree as twig-blight.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick